The Arc of Illinois “Living with Autism Conference”
The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism” Conference will be taking place on October 9,
2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. This conference will examine topics relating to a
variety of issues that will help families, professionals, and individuals living with Autism.
Our featured keynote speaker is Arthur Fleischman, author of “Carly’s Voice” and
a parent of a remarkable daughter, Carly, who is non-verbal and has severe Autism.
Arthur will discuss his family’s journey with Carly and her amazing breakthrough in
communication. Carly’s story has been featured on 20/20, Larry King, Travis Strork
of CBS, The Doctors, Holly Robinson Peete, and she has even befriended Ellen
Barbara T. Doyle, MS will present “Tips and Tricks for Supporting People with
Autism Spectrum Disorders Everywhere!” Parents, friends, families, educators,
therapists and anyone working in the adult services delivery system can pick up some
ready-to-use support strategies that will help them become a more effective support
person to any individual on the Autism spectrum.
Linda Hodgdon, M. Ed., CCC-SLP will present “Capturing the Benefits of Visual
Participants will learn how to best capitalize on the strengths of students with Autism,
Asperger’s and related communication challenges by using visual strategies.
*Six Continuing Education Credits for professionals will be available at this
*Financial assistance is available for family members and self advocates.